Thursday, April 5, 2012

What's on the drawing board

Untitled Work in Progress
colored pencil on Rising Museum board
6 x 11 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

Since January I have begun and abandoned three colored pencil pieces. This is my fourth start. With the previous three I tried various materials or techniques that ultimately didn't make me happy. I attempted drawing on Pastelmat. It sounded interesting and I have seen many gorgeous colored pencil works done on this surface. But it wasn't for me, at least not now. I also experimented with colored pencil over a watercolor painting on paper and over a watercolor wash on pastel board with the same result - more frustration than pleasure in the process. So it's back to museum board for me. I do love the clarity of color that drawing on museum board allows. The process is slow, but sometimes I need that, slowing down, drawing as a meditative activity.

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I had so many fantastic responses to my daffodil challenge! Thank you to all who participated and for all the wonderful comments. I received a late entry today that I have to share. Please click through to take a look at Melliott's beautiful daffodils.

8 comments:

Rose Welty said...

I love the start of this Ann. I'm glad you've been expanding to other mediums, but I think I like your cps best. ;-)

kazumiwannabe said...

I have a feeling this one is going to be amazing- the light looks so beautiful already. I really love the soft yet intense colors and light you manage with your pencil work!

nanke's stuff said...

This is just beautiful! The perspective, light and color are just wonderful! nancy

Jennifer Edwards said...

Oooh...I can't wait to see this colored pencil piece come to life! Makes me long for the beach!

. said...

Really lovely and makes me wish I was on the beach again (cant wait for summer to come). eautiful and Im looking forward to see the finish piece.

Debbie Nolan said...

Your colored pencil looks lovely - enjoy seeing your work and reading your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Revelle Taillon said...

Lovely! I do love museum board too!

Alex said...

Awesome preview! More? :)

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